Hello everyone, I’m Debra from over at Acquired Objects and I'm so honored to be here. Tina is busy preparing to move into her stunning new home so while she's busy for the next few weeks bloggers' near and far will be helping her out with posts.
Sky’s the Limit
After renovating our carriage barn for my new studio I know it can be slightly intimidating facing a large open empty space. I also know how quickly an over sized space can dwarf furniture. Because Tina’s new home has really big rooms with sky high ceilings I thought it would be nice to give a few ideas for taming those rooms. So this post is for you Tina….
Rooms with tall walls and high ceilings pose a decorating challenge: they must be furnished and accessorized with large-scale pieces so that the space is balanced.
Don't decorate an over sized room with lots of small items, and you will avoid a feeling of clutter. One or two over sized decorative accents will stand out better and provide the correct proportion.
Jean-Loup Daraux Elle Decor
Keep it simple: Just because the room is large does not mean that you need to fill it with lots of things
Elle Decor, 2011
Axel Vervoordt, Timeless Interiors
The higher the wall, the greater the chance is that your artwork will look overly small and dwarfed so keep it big.
En Passant Par La Demeure
Mr. Saladino kept things in proportion by working his way down from the ceiling. Notice how large the books on the mantle are in comparison to other objects in the room. The basket beside the fireplace and the lamp are over sized before making its way to normal sized furniture.
Building with Reclaimed Materials
Designer Cherry Curlet
Designer Jean Ellen Russell
I hope a few of these tips helps you out Tina or anyone with a huge space, I know they’ve been invaluable to me.
Thank you for having me over Tina!
Wow, this was AMAZING, Debra!! One breathtaking picture after the other, truly impressive post. I am feeling so ready and excited about furnishing my bigger rooms now, and no doubt feel much more confident with your wonderful tips and advice shown here. I love all of your ideas and your wonderful and tasteful flair surely did this post justice. Thank you so very much, click here to see more beautiful inspiration from Debra! Thanks everyone and wishing you all a wonderful day.
Also if you missed what I believe is my final house updates post, click here. Best is yet to come!